8 Ways To Make Memories This Fall

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! It’s the perfect time to make memories, but so often we get stuck in a rut of just staying home and watching Netflix (guilty). This year, let’s ditch the movies, and be intentional about making memories together!

Spend a day at a local fall festival

A town close to us has a fall festival every year called Punkin’ Days. They have food, vendors, a car show, games, and even a 5K. We spend a few hours just walking around and it’s so much fun!

Find a local fall festival and invite some friends. Run the 5K, take pictures in the pumpkin patch, or maybe even sell some of your crafts! It’s likely to become a tradition and create some beautiful annual memories.

Bake fall treats

For some, it’s pumpkin pie or ginger snaps. For me, it’s anything apple. I love putting on some good music and just baking the day away.

Some of my favorite memories in the past few years have been sharing these treats with my friends and family. In fact, my husband and I attended a Bible study together before we started dating, and I was able to impress him with my apple treats.

If you have kids, this would be a great tradition to start. The kitchen is the best place to make memories!

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Apple crumble is my favorite! Caleb mostly likes the whipped cream. 😉

Attend a football game

We live in Texas, where football is king. Every Thursday through Sunday, there are junior high, high school, college, and professional games going on all around the state. The weather is cool, the fans are cheering, and the band is loud. It’s so much fun!

My dad was a football coach for 26 years, so most of my childhood memories revolve around football, and I love that! There are few greater feelings than attending a local football game and cheering on those high school kids. Believe me, it’s a memory that you want to have.

Plan a family fun day

This time of year, there are endless opportunities for family fun. Take your kids to an apple orchard, explore a pumpkin patch, or jump in piles of leaves. Whatever you choose, set aside a day just for your family to have fun. Take lots of pictures and soak in every moment; you’ll want to relive it for years to come.

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Local events like hot air balloon festivals are frequently held in the fall, and they’re awesome!

Build a bonfire

One of my favorite fall memories was when Caleb and I were dating. He built a bonfire on a Friday night because I had been wanting one. Our friends came out to his house, we had pizza, and we all hung out around the fire. It was SUCH a fun time, and I wouldn’t trade that memory for the world.

Fall bonfires are a must-have, and they’re even better with friends! Use this as a time to invite some people over without having to worry about a clean house. 😉 All you need is a fire, some snacks, and a few chairs and blankets!

Decorate your home for fall

Whether it’s pumpkins, fall trees, or leaves, decorating your home, especially if you involve your spouse or kids, can be a great memory-making tradition. It gets you in the mood for this beautiful season, and it gives you a pretty reminder every day of why you love it.

To make this an even greater memory, try to include pictures from past fall memories around your house. There’s nothing better than reminiscing and recreating those memories!

Go on a hike

I love summer hikes, but nothing compares to fall hikes. The weather is such a beautiful temperature, the leaves are changing, and everyone is so excited to be outside (especially after a summer in Texas).

Many parks will offer free hikes or hikes themed for the fall season, so be sure to check their website or Facebook page for those opportunities. This is also a great time to take a family camping trip before the nights get too cold!

Give thanks

Caleb and I both come from big families, so we’re not the kind of people to go around the table on Thanksgiving and give thanks. If we did, we’d never get to eat! 😉 But as the leaves change and the weather gets cooler, my heart is always filled with thankfulness: for this season, for my family and friends, and for these memories.

Go out and enjoy your memories. But at the end of the day, give thanks to God for His goodness. After all, every good and perfect gift comes from Him (James 1:17).

What’s your favorite way to make memories in the fall? Which one of these ways do you want to try this year? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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40 Replies to “8 Ways To Make Memories This Fall”

  1. I’ve cooked with pumpkin a lot this month, but I’m also really an apple fan. Apple cider is my favorite. I loooove this list. It has everything on it that I want to do.

  2. Love this, Abbey! The first sentence of this post sums up exactly how I feel about Fall too!
    Taylor and I actually have a perfect spot for bonfires, and we need to have one. Unfortunately, the Fall weather keeps taunting us and them leaving us. It’s 85 today :/

  3. Fall is our favorite time of year. It’s the one time we all gather to visit my parents in West Virginia so we definitely do festivals and bonfires then. It’s always so much fun!

  4. I love this list! My husband and I try to do many of these things each year. Fall treats, bonfires, and giving thanks are nonnegotiable! We also try to go on a fall holiday each year, but this year we didn’t get to it.

  5. I baked pumpkin spice snickerdoodles with my boyfriend a week or two ago and we had so much fun goofing off and ‘testing’ the dough. 😛 I really want to go to a pumpkin farm/apple orchard and I also want to build a bonfire. Those are all such quintessential fall activities 🙂

  6. Love all of these suggestions! I live in Canada so thanksgiving has come and gone, but at the beginning of November my Boyfriend’s british family will be celebrating Guy Fawkes with a big bonfire and fireworks!

    Haven’t been to market (yet) but those are fall memories ready to be made

    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

  7. Our family does a “thankful” tree every november, where everyone in our house has to list things they are thnakful for everyday and we hang them up…It’s awesome! I agree, nothing beats a fall hike. We want to get out on another this weekend!

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